One minute after I finally got my first order (this Saturday Oct 9) in my store, I get an email from PayPal that the money was put on hold because it was a 'significant change in the account activity'. A minute after that an email requesting more information. After I logged onto my PayPal account, I checked and provided all the info they asked of me.
Sunday morning another PayPal email that they are initiating closure of my account. I follow the advice in the email where it says I can appeal and send that in. Today they replied that the decision was for 'security reasons' and that it was irreversible anyway (why tell me how to appeal then??).
I have provided them with all information they requested and it's like you're talking to a wall. They just hide behind the algorithm that for some reason flagged my first incoming payment as a problem and I can never use PayPal again. Which effectively kills my store here, which was only just starting out.
The order that was placed was shipped out this morning, even though I will likely never see the money for it. The buyer had a very good feedback score on the site, so I would be very surprised if that was linked to it, but PayPal refuses to give me any information at all about why I am getting blocked.
Let this be a warning: at whatever moment in time, PayPal might flag one of your transactions, and there is nothing you can do against it. You will just be shutdown and it is very, very frustrating after all the work I put into cataloging the parts. Luckily I had only done about 10 to 15% of that work... no point in continuing now.